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Dr. Nancy Street received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University and her Ph.D. degree in Immunology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Tim Mosmann at DNAX Research Institute in Palo Alto, California, she was recruited back to UT Southwestern as an Assistant Professor in the Cancer Immunobiology Center. Her laboratory focused on the role of T helper cells in the regulation of tumor dormancy and in infectious disease animal models.

In 1998, Dr. Street accepted a position as Assistant Dean of Southwestern Graduate School. Initially, she focused on the recruitment of graduate students and increasing the awareness of graduate education at UT Southwestern.

In 2001, Dr. Street bacame Associate Dean of Southwestern Graduate School. Driven by her interest in graduate education and a desire to impact the next generation of young scientists, she is involved in the creation of graduate school policy, mentoring and advising current students, recruitment of undergraduate students, direction of two summer undergraduate research programs (SURF and QP-SURF), and the launch of additional initiatives to engage undergraduates in research. Her particular focus is on minority recruitment and retention and, since her appointment as Diversity Officer, her responsibilities are focused on implementing novel initiatives to increase diversity enrollment and retention. For the past 14 years, she has served as an external reviewer/consultant for PhD and MARC programs across the country. She also serves on NIH and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Panels as well as the Board of the Rosalind Franklin Society. A past AAMC GREAT (Group on Graduate Research, Education and Training) Group chair, Dr. Street remains active in AAMC outreach activities.

Education

Graduate School University of Texas Southwestern Med Ctr Dallas (1987)

Research Interest

  • Immune regulation of disease
  • T helper cell differentiation
  • T helper cell subsets

Publications

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Cancer dormancy VII: A regulatory role for CD8+ T cells and IFN-gamma in establiching and maintaining the dormant state.
JD Farrar, KH Katz, JL Windsor, G Thrush, RH Scheueymann, JW Uhr and NE Street Journal of Immunology 1999 162 2842
IL-12 and IFN-gamma are required for initiating the protective Th1 response to pulmonary cryptococcosis in resistant C.B-17 mice
KA Hoag, MF Lipscomb, AA Izzo, and NE Street American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology 1997 17 733
Differential expression of the beta-2-adrenergic receptor by Th1 and Th2 clones: Implications for cytokine production and B cell help
VM sanders, BA Fuchs, and NS Street Journal of Immunology 1997 158 4200

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • AAMC GREAT GROUP (1998)
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (1998)
  • American Association of Immunology (1991)
  • Ameriecan Association of Cancer Research (1991-1997)